I normally use buffet markers to identify the food being served, especially if anything contains nuts. However my silver crown markers did not fit this theme. Since I am using pocketbooks and shoes in my tablescape design, I thought I could use some little shoe ornaments to do the job.
Now these garish little beauties were a Christmas Tree Shop find about 5 years ago, in fact an after Christmas sale of $.10 cents apiece. I used to have about 40 of them. The pink ones were on my Victorian Tree and the rest I used as gift packages toppers.
I had just boxed them up in January and had put them in my designated lawnsale closet to be sold this summer.
After taking over an hour digging through the boxes, I finally retrieved them. (This always happens. As soon as I put something out for the lawnsale, I need it.)
I pulled off the feathers and ribbons and armed with Krylon Chrome spray paint, a brand new can bought at Goodwill for $.99 cents, you can see the blue sticker on the can, I began the transformation of the shoes.
Next I used my tag punch, black and white scrapbook paper, and wired silver roses (a bag of them found at Goodwill for $.50 cents), for making my menu tags.
There was a metal loop at the back of each shoe for originally hanging the ornament. The flower stem fit perfectly in the loop to hold the tag in place.
And to think that I almost let these little beauties go.
Many of you have asked what is on the menu, so here it is.
- Mimosas, Ice Tea and Punch
- Fruit Platter with Dip
- Waldorf Chicken Salad
- Cornbread Muffin Sandwiches with Turkey and Cranberry Mustard
- Mini Quiches, Ham & Cheese; Bacon, Feta & Spinach; and Crab meat
- Banana Bread with flavored Cream Cheese, drizzled with honey (Click Here)
- Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Cream Sauce
- Assorted Mini Cheesecakes
- Marinated Baby Carrots served with Spring Greens
- Cake with Roses (Click Here)
- Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Torte with crackers
P.S. Please forgive me for not responding to your recent kind comments. I have been a little out straight getting ready for the shower. I promise to do a proper visit to all when things slow down this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.